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Envision Honored at 2024 Wichita Business Journal Innovation Awards

By Beth Walker • Mar 25, 2024
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The Wichita Business Journal recently honored Independence Boulevard, which is housed within the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center (EVRC), for their 2024 Innovation Awards! The Wichita Business Journal's annual Innovation Awards spotlights people and companies in the Wichita area who are making a difference through innovative ideas and practices. The awards ceremony was held in March of this year, making it the Wichita Business Journal’s 10th annual ceremony.  

Independence Boulevard includes a functional model apartment, grocery store, restaurant, and multiple walkways with various surfaces. Through these simulated living areas equipped with innovation smart-home technology, individuals with vision loss are provided a safe environment to hone and practice independent living skills such as white cane training, assistive technology training and more. The guidance and expertise offered by our occupational therapists, assistive technology trainers and orientation and mobility specialist ensures that individuals can navigate these areas with confidence and proficiency so they can maintain their independence  

“Winning the WBJ Innovation Award is a testament to the brilliance of our highly skilled and specialty-educated team whose dedication and expertise shine, illuminating the path to life changing opportunities for our clients,” said Stacy Fuller, Vice President of Rehabilitation Services at Envision. “Congratulations to this well-deserving team and thank you to the Wichita Business Journal for recognizing our innovative practices.” 

Each WBJ honoree must submit a video that is shown at the luncheon event where everyone is formally recognized. In true innovation fashion, the EVRC created a video that uniquely captures attention while showcasing the aspects of Independence Boulevard that are deserving of the award. View the video by clicking the link below.

Our Independence Boulevard serves as a testament to the profound impact innovative approaches can have in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with vision loss. 

Learn more about the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center here.